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Sun sets on Red Flag 14-3

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The sun sets behind a row of F-16 FightingFalcons during Red Flag 14-3, July 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air combat scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel, which will in turn increase their combat readiness and…

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Lessons learned: Deployment exercise gives new insight

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar Master Sgt. Nicholas Alessi, New Horizons engineer 820th RED HORSE Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., lays block at the Edward P. Yorke school construction site April 9, in Belize City, Belize. The site is one of five sites throughout Belize receiving new facilities…

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CMSAF Cody visits Nellis Airmen

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Cody speaks to 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen about surveying equipment July 17, during a visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cody visited various units to experience first-hand how Airmen in different career fields carry out their mission.

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Dempsey takes reins of NTTR

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kiuta B. Ika Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, passes the Nevada Test and Training Range guidon to the new NTTR commander, Col. Thomas E. Dempsey III, during a change of command ceremony, July 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Dempsey and the…

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Pilot reaches milestone, achieves 1000 flight hours

Maj. Matt Allen, a 706th Reserve Squadron full-time air reserve technician who is assigned to the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron as an F-22 test director, stands by an F-22 Raptor before flight July 21, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. On July 21, Allen officially became the seventh of all F-22 pilots, and the…


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‘Everyday heroes’ honored by Red Cross

Posted  August 30, 2012

Maj. Jeremy Kilburn, a cardio pulmonary physician at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, oversees a cardio-pulmonary procedure Aug. 28, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. He recently won the Red Cross Everyday Heroes award for his July 9, 2012, life-saving efforts. Two Nellis Airmen receive awards for saving lives Maj. Jeremy Kilburn On…

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Airman models while helping charity

Posted  August 30, 2012

Military members often help their local communities with volunteer work, but one Nellis Airman is aiding her favorite charities as an old-fashioned pin-up model.....

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Interagency agreement offers convenience to Veterans’ prescription refills

Posted  August 30, 2012

WASHINGTON – Nearly 250,000 patients served by the Indian Health Service have utilized a prescription service available through an interagency agreement between IHS and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. “Federal partners such as IHS are invaluable in VA’s commitment to collaborating and expanding award-winning services that enhance patient care,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs…

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New Director of Center for minority Veterans named

Posted  August 30, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs has appointed Barbara Ward to the Senior Executive Service and assigned her as the Director of the VA’s Center for Minority Veterans. “Barbara Ward is an outstanding fit in her new job and will provide a fresh perspective on women and minority issues,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K….

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VA selects contractor for Colorado community-based outpatient clinic

Posted  August 30, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs has selected the contractor to build an expanded community-based outpatient clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo. “This new facility will ensure that Colorado’s Veterans continue to have the world-class medical care that they’ve earned through their service to our Nation,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. One…

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Nellis units excel in inspection

Posted  August 30, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Working the checklist . . . Airman 1st Class Brandon Lewis, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator journeyman, fills out a checklist prior to refilling his truck Aug. 22, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. R-11 fuel tanks hold a maximum capacity of…

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Community Happenings – August 30, 2012

Posted  August 30, 2012

Settlement of Estate: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Airman Patrick W. Tomlinson, assigned to 99th Medical Support Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev. should contact Summary Court Officer, 2nd Lt Kristine M. Morris, 99th Medical Support Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev. (702) 653-2096. Get Connected: Nellis Family Housing Community Center, Sunday…

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President Obama visits Nellis Air Force Base

Posted  August 24, 2012

President Barack Obama greets Airmen and family members during a visit to Las Vegas Aug. 21, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev...

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It ‘pays’ to have a club membership

Posted  August 24, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Military members assigned to Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases have new reasons to become club members while current members are about to see their benefits expand. Nellis AFB has 739 current club members — which accounts for about 10.3 percent of the military population assigned. Membership dues will…

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Volunteers: Extending a Helping Hand, Ear

Posted  August 24, 2012

TRANSIT CENTER AT MANAS, KYRGYZSTAN – Volunteerism. All of the services define this word slightly different; some incorporate this concept into their core values, but all have this belief intertwined into in their fundamental guiding principles. It’s not uncommon to see service members exhibiting this trait in a myriad of ways, both at home station…

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